Monday, March 30, 2009

Guest - Terry Spear

Good morning, everyone! Today's guest is the talented Terry Spear who has guested with us before. I hope you find her discussion as interesting as I do -- Lynda

Bio: Award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense, Heart of the Wolf just named in Publishers Weekly's BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, NOR Reader Choice for BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE.

Terry Spear also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an MBA from Monmouth University and a Bachelors in Business and Distinguished Military Graduate of West Texas A & M. She also creates award-winning teddy bears, Wilde & Woolly Bears, to include personalized bears designed to commemorate authors’ books. When she’s not writing or making bears, she’s teaching online writing courses.

Sexy Shapeshifters!

What makes any guy sexy?

For all of us, it might be something different. But for me, and probably a lot of women, the idea of having a man who pays attention to us, finds us sexy, wants to be with us, is protective, caring, and oh, yeah, puts our needs before his--makes him darned sexy.

See, he doesn’t have to have a six-pack, or muscled legs, or broad shoulders. He just has to be perfect in the consideration department. Course the same goes for us women. We need to pay attention to him, tell him how much we care about him, make him feel sexy, tell him how much he makes us feel that way. And voila, a sexy match made in heaven!

So what does this have to do with sexy shapeshifters? Wolves are like that—protective, considerate, the whole pack taking care of their offspring as if they were the most precious creatures alive. They play together, hunt together and work together as a team. The alphas mate for life. For life. None of this, I’m tired of the relationship after so many years and I’m off to find someone new and fun.

You know the reason for humans doing that? Apparently it’s all the chemicals in our body that quit firing after we’ve been with a person too long who was initially the spark of our life.

Wolves don’t need the chemical incentive to encourage them to stick with their partner. They don’t look at another hot wolf babe and dump their mate. Don’t you think a faithful mate like that is darned sexy?

So werewolves have the same keen senses and desires and faithfulness in my stories. Their mates come first, their pack comes first. And to me that’s what makes them darned sexy!

What makes a guy seem sexy to you? Shapeshifter or otherwise?

To Tempt the Wolf (another sexy werewolf romantic suspense—think naked guy on beach rescued by heroine who must quickly shift to protective mode when her life is threatened), coming September 1st and Deadly Liaisons (vampire romantic suspense from Samhain, another where the vampires shapeshift...mmm, just can’t get wolves off the brain) just received the Golden Blush Recommended Read from Literary Nymphs and is coming out Mar 31.

Destiny of the Wolf:

All she wants is the truth…

Lelandi Wildhaven is determined to discover the truth about her beloved sister’s mysterious death.But everyone thinks she’s out to make a bid
for her sister’s widowed mate…

He’s a pack leader tormented by memories...

Darien Silver blames himself for his mate’s death.
When her twin arrives in his town, he finds himself bewitched, and when someone attempts to silence her, he realizes that protecting the beautiful stranger
might be the only way to protect his pack...

and himself.

-- Lynda here. Thanks for stopping by to read Terry's article. I just wanted to invite you all to join my reader's group. Simply send a blank email to

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I'd love to see you there :-D

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

I'm also at Lori Devoti's blog today with either a free Heart of the Wolf or Destiny of the Wolf book giveaway. And I'm at Casablanca today also. Comment on each site and have that many more chances to win! :)

Karin Shah said...

I've been meaning to try Terry's books for a while. This sounds great! :-)

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Hi Karin! Thanks so much! :)

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds great, and definitely intriguing.

Lynda K. Scott said...

Our heart-felt sympathy goes out to Terry whose mother passed away yesterday after a long illness. She and her family are in our prayers.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks so much, Lynda. I keep thinking she's going to come in talk to me while I'm writing. Everyone says it will get easier, but right now it seems that nothing will. Thanks so much.

Lynda K. Scott said...

Karin, I've read a couple of Terry's books (need to get this latest one) and they're very good. You won't be disappointed if you read them :D